Hi. I'm Bonnie and I am married to my husband Ken, and mother of 2 children; John & Sarah. My love of lighthouses began when my mom used to take my brother and I to the beach by the Pacific Grove lighthouse and has continued after she lost her battle to breast cancer. My love of stamping is a release from the stresses of life, but also a continuation of all my mother taught me about painting, watercoloring, and crafting. I was blessed to have a loving and talented mother growing up and I'm blessed to have a talent that I can use to bless others with a smile, a hug, or just to say thanks.
When I first started stamping over 17years ago, I had thought it would be a great way to personalize Christmas cards and save on money at the same time. Little did I know how addicting this hobby can be. Over the last 17 years, I have not only learned a lot of different techniques, but have made many fantastic friends along the way. I started on the Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company Friends of SpeedyTV Design Team in October 2011, then moved up to the Senior Design Team in November 2011. Currently I am the coordinator for the Speedy Fox Featured Designer tutorial series and new design team member recruiter.
My favorite, and most frequently used, technique is stippling. It was the first "advanced" technique I learned while a beginning stamper. Over the years I've used the technique in so many different ways than just basic color coverage: distressing, aging, use with different techniques. Today, I am going to show you how to use stippling for basic color coverage and how to age a project at the same time. You can find Bonnie's tutorial here on SpeedyTV.